Cortana virtual assistant is on its way
Microsoft has revealed details of its forthcoming Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system, which will be installed on new phones from this month and will also be available as an update to current Windows Phone 8 users in the near future.
This new version of the Windows Phone OS will offer a virtual assistant called Cortana, named after a character in the Halo video game series.
Podcast - 2nd April 2014
Acquisition announcements from Facebook and Intel are the first stories in this week's look at the latest UK mobile industry headlines.
They're followed by news about mobile payments, mobile banking, a phone with an invisible solar panel, customer complaints, low-cost 4G smartphones, productivity apps and an intriguing case of WhatsApp-itis.